- Chris Wright nurses his broken hand during last night's Georgetown loss to Cincinnati. (Photo: Associated Press)
Let's get the tough part over with quickly. Yesterday morning, I was called into our headquarters here in Rosslyn and told that I was one of the dozen or so people who were being laid off from TBD. That means, among other things, that sometime in the next 4-6 weeks, this blog will cease to be the regularly updating source for D.C. sports news and features that I like to think it has been for the past six months. In fact, that's just about the only thing involving my work right now that is certain, though I am pursuing various leads and will keep you informed.
So, let's run down all the news you missed yesterday:
-The Wizards traded Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong to Atlanta for Mike Bibby, Jordan Crawford, Maurice Evans, and a first round-pick in this summer's NBA Draft. On the floor, the Wizards lost 117-94 to Philadelphia in a game that featured JaVale McGee getting in arguments with assistant coaches and John Wall calling out his teammates, not for the first time this season.
Oh, and the Wizards apparently couldn't spell Andray Blatche's last name correctly on his uniform, either.
-The Capitals signed forward Matt Hendricks to a two-year contract extension worth $1.6 million. Hendricks, whose one-year, two-way contract would have expired after this season, will also earn a $50,000 salary bonus next season.
-Maryland kept their NCAA Tournament hopes alive with a 78-62 win over Florida State at College Park last night, which takes them to 18-10 ahead of Sunday's game at North Carolina. Georgetown, on the other hand, suffered two bad losses last night, falling 58-46 to Cincinnati, and losing guard Chris Wright with a broken hand.